'WTF?' Ex-KPMGer Says Boss Erupted When Whistle Blown

By Jack Newsham (February 26, 2019, 8:28 PM EST) -- An ex-KPMG partner who said he encouraged a new hire from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to share regulatory secrets told a Manhattan federal jury on Tuesday that his boss swore at him when he learned that a partner had blown the whistle, saying that's when he knew "we were caught."

Thomas Whittle, who helped KPMG ensure that its audits would pass the PCAOB's inspections, is one of six people charged with cheating on the regulator's exams by obtaining advance notice of which audits would be inspected. Unlike Brian Sweet, a cooperating witness who testified last week, he initially pled...

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